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Recession Number Crunch

Flipping through Time magazine, I came across some interesting figures. The magazine conducted polls on how the recession is affecting our spending habits, and the statistics that interested me were all health- and fitness-related — go figure. Here are a few numbers to chew on:

  • Percentage of people who have not filled a medical prescription due to the cost: 20
  • Percentage of folks spending less on health clubs: 27
  • Amount of respondents spending more time exercising: 29 percent
  • Percentage of people who have postponed or canceled a medical or dental procedure: 24

I am wondering about you all and how the recession is affecting you, your health, and your health spending habits. Have you quit your gym or not filled a prescription? Are you exercising more as well as skipping your dental visits? Tell me in the comments section below.


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